Special Service Area #26 (SSA #26) is a special taxing district that has been established in Edgewater on Broadway from Foster to Devon and Devon from Broadway to Glenwood.
The Edgewater Chamber of Commerce is the Sole Service Provider for SSA #26. Started in 2003, this is an economic development initiative paid for by a tax levied on the commercial properties that are located within the boundaries of the designated area. In 2012, a 15 year extension was approved by the Chicago City Council. A Board of Commissioners has been appointed by the mayor’s office to determine how to invest the funds each year.
SSA #26 provides for:
- Planters and landscaping along the Edgewater Commercial District, which has resulted in numerous awards in recognition of our efforts
- Sidewalk snow removal and maintenance within the SSA #26 boundaries, including power washing
- Maintenance of SSA #26 trash receptacles, including 2 utilizing solar power
- Winter holiday decorations that brighten up the area
- Funding to support marketing efforts within the SSA #26 boundaries, including events such as the Edgewater Farmers Market, Edgewater Fall Art Fair and EdgeFest
- Facade rebates
- Sidewalk cafe rebates
- Improved pedestrian and cyclist friendly environment via bike corral installation
- Public art
2016 Annual Report
SSA #26 map